5 Free Ways to Increase Your Website’s Traffic

While it might be easy enough to build a website, it is often quite difficult to build meaningful traffic. In the past, many new website owners believed that by launching a website, they were guaranteed to be flooded with traffic. But with so many millions of website on the net, there is a lot of competition for traffic, and you might find it hard to get your piece of the pie without paying a fortune for it.

Fortunately, there are many free alternatives, which are often more effective:

 

  1. Create a Press Release.
    If you do a simple Google search, you will find many websites which allow you to create free press releases to advertise a new product or website. One great thing about these websites is that they’ll take your press release and distribute it throughout the internet, helping you to ‘get the word out’.
  2. Use Website to Directories.
    You can also get lots of free links to your website by submitting your site to popular web directories. Be sure to write a compelling title and descriptive summary about your website to encourage web surfers to visit.
  3. Submit a Website Feed.
    If you have an RSS feed, submit it to syndication services. One service that we like is Ping-O-Matic. It enables you to submit your feed to multiple websites at once.
  4. Leave a Trail Wherever You Go.
    As a website owner, you probably participate in forums or subscribe and comment on blogs. To use this to your advantage, be sure to include a link to your website in your signature. Not only will this increase your website’s exposure, but it will also help you to get inbound links to your website.
  5. Write free articles.
    Another popular method for increasing traffic and generating links, is to write free articles. If you do a Google search for ‘free articles’, you will find many services which allow you to author articles for reprint on other websites. One great benefit is that websites which publish your article are required to include an ‘About the Author’ section, which you can use to describe your website and include a link.

 

If you have any other free-traffic-building suggestions that you’d like to share, please leave a comment and let us know about it.

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